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It’s like that, with run RMC

RMC Reservoir Maintenance Contractors is a registered company that has been operating since 1984.

Director Joseph Finnigan manages the company alongside Melbourne Metropolitan Operations Manager Adam Finnigan and North East Victoria Operations Manager Matthew Finnigan.

The company is currently engaged (as preferred contractors) in the high-pressure water jet and high-volume vacuum loading of drains, pits and gross pollutant traps. This includes the laying of new drains, reinstatement of all existing drainage and pit construction and reconstruction, the relining of pipes and CCTV works of drains using an Ibak Panoramo system with Wincan V8 reporting systems.

Its additions include the use of ground penetrating radar and the Envirosight QuickView camera.

High-pressure water jetting and vacuum loading

High pressure water applications are suited to a variety of functions, including both commercial and industrial services. Surface preparation, tank cleaning, removal of surface contaminants and hydro-demolition can all contribute to more efficient and clean operations within job performance.

RMC’s specialist vacuum loading and recovery vehicles are capable of pumping, collecting and the disposal of a large variety of hazardous and non-hazardous liquids and sludges on behalf of clients.

Using specialised vacuum loading equipment, RMC can carry out emergency spill response to clean up sewerage overflows and potential pollution issues. The company also offers ongoing maintenance programming to ensure drains are cleared regularly to avoid overflows and flooding issues.

Drain cleaning and maintenance

Every day fluids and debris clog drains and critical pipe systems. Regular drain maintenance and clearing is critical to a commercial or municipal preventative maintenance program.

RMC provides an immediate response to emergency drain repairs and drain cleaning needs – 24/7, 52 weeks per year. Regular drain cleaning maintenance programs are designed to reduce emergency call out and expensive sewer cleaning and renovation. Drain cleaning timescales are flexible and can be arranged to fit in with regular service and cleaning practices, within constraints such as school holidays, factory shutdowns etc.

Non-destructive digging

Non-destructive digging reduces delays and can eliminate damage to pipes and utilities. It is safe for excavating around gas lines, water pipes, tree roots, phone and electrical cables. Non-destructive vacuum excavation is quickly gaining acceptance as a relatively safe, effective alternative to traditional excavation methods in a wide range of applications.


RMC’s pipeline assessment division has long been an innovator in the field of CCTV inspections.

RMC uses the most advanced equipment and software to create quality digital video inspections with concise, meaningful, customised reports designed to meet the specific needs of each client.

By sending a unique, self-propelled video camera through the pipeline, RMC is able to inspect metres of pipe in a short time, providing customers with visual documentation of every part of the pipe.

Visual documentation captured in full-colour digital format with all equipment is MPEG, JPEG and DVD compatible.

Ibak Panoramo 150 3D Optiscanner – for operation in DN 150 mm pipes upwards, inspection speeds of up to 35 cm/s, scans the entire pipe without gaps, digital data acquisition and storage, date analysis in the office or in the vehicle.

Ibak Panoramo 3D Optoscanner – for operation in DN 200 mm pipes upwards, inspection speeds of up to 35 cm/s, scans the entire pipe without gaps, digital data acquisition and storage, date analysis in the office or in the vehicle.

Ibak Panoramo SI 3D Optoscanner – for manhole inspections 300 mm upwards, all around manhole scanning, freely pannable and rotatable direction of view, digital data acquisition and storage, data analysis in the office or in the vehicle.

Envirosight QuickView camera – at the core of this new design is patent-pending Haloptic technology, a targeting method that doubles inspection range, delivering up to 20 times more illumination, and eliminates the need for incremental realignment.

Ground penetrating radar (GPR)

GPR technology offers vital information on subsoil conditions providing reliable data to assess the safety conditions and avoid potential dangers and risks. Lack of knowledge of subsoil conditions can lead to accidents caused by utilities rupturing during excavations.

The IDS Opera Duo can provide real time detection of buried utilities (pipes, cables etc.) for excavation planning and damage avoidance. It has the capability to mark targets and pipes on the software and in the ground. All acquired data can then be exported to CAD and a report can be produced directly on site.


RMC’s innovative technologies allow it to easily locate, find, and then mark where underground utilities are located, with utility detection methods that are state of the art, safe, efficient, and economically friendly.

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